Slept well some condensation on my tent perhaps due to camping by the river! Woke up early and was packed and ready to walk. I was surprised to see several naked hikers still in the hot pools.
The walk started nicely then I began to climb god my pack seems heavy too much water. But I might need it. Again the trail followed the river course far below. It was a lovely. Morning and I soon realised I had on too many layers. The views this morning were fantastic as the sun was breaking. On I strolled several hrs later my toe was complain normally the pain stops after an hour. Mmmm I stop soon. But no I ploughed on and on till I reached Mojave dam. I’ll stop there and take a break. I crossed the river by jumping across . On the other side was cheese snake good to see you snail he said then he wandered off up the trail. Then out came the tyvek and off came the boots. Mr Toe didn’t look good. But he was great yesterday! .maybe the hot pool wasn’t so good. I sat there not sure what to do. I bathed it squirted antiseptic on it and stared at it. In all honesty it possibly needs some antibiotics. Then Missred arrived and after some discussion with her I decided I would take next exit and try to hitch to Wrightwood and rest it. That is the plan, so I stumbled on (toe was feeling better) as I crossed a small road there was a man there in a small motor home his name Coppertone I explained about my toe and he suggested that I could take this road . So off I went,it was about 30 minutes to I got to the main road .I dropped my pack then stood and waited and waited and waited Zzzzz. 3 hrs later and I have a ride, He dropped me at Cajun pass whoop. I walked up the road to the garage to finish the journey. And I waited only an hr and I have a ride and he drops me outside the post office. But first is a visit to the hardware store to sign the hiker register. I also wrote down the names of people who may have some where for me to stay then time for a beer.
Okay a place to stay I rang all the names and left my number. Now the post office, do you have a package for me? The lady went away and then came back empty handed. It may be in tomorrow.
Bugger oh well. I went outside and sat on a rock to think. Two seconds later a young girl came running out. They have found your package. Oh brill. I emerged from the post office with my boots. I sat again on my rock and opened the box, my shinny boots plus omg all the other stuff that I had thrown in in a panic.
I took what I needed. Sent my old boots up the trail just in case. Then posted the other spare items to another location. Now I was feeling a lot better so went for lunch/supper. A grizzly burger, yummy. Right I need a place to stay plus it’s getting cold. I came across another hiker sat outside the hardware store. Have you got anywhere to stay?
He said a lady was ringing him back.
I tried a number that he had written down and Jack answered. Yep I can fit you in great. Jack arrived 30 mind later. Do you have room for one more?
Of course but it will be tight so jump in When I arrive there are 9 hikers 4 I know others are new. After a shower I just chill others go out for food and come back with enormous pizzas. So I get a few slices. Bed now zzzz